Celebrating more than 40 years of the Pichi Richi Railway
Pichi Richi Railway is a heritage tourist railway and operating museum, running regular heritage train journeys on the oldest remaining section of the famous narrow-gauge old Ghan railway. Pichi Richi Railway has its headquarters at Quorn, in South Australia's Flinders Ranges. Trains depart from Quorn and Port Augusta.
In 2014, we celebrated 40 years of operation. The railway is operated, maintained and managed by the dedicated volunteers of the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society Inc.
Coffee Pot completes steam test
Pichi Richi Railway's unique steam railcar, Steam Motor Coach No. 1, known affectionately as the Coffee Pot, is a major step closer to returning to operation after it successfully underwent a steam test today.
Railway at the 'centre of the universe' remembers its champion
The contribution made to the Pichi Richi Railway Preservation Society by the late Joy Baluch AM, former Mayor of Port Augusta, will be formally acknowledged with the naming of the Joy Baluch AM Memorial Operations Centre.
Pichi Richi Railway volunteers share 40 years of history
Pichi Richi Railway's 40th anniversary celebrations were featured in the Flinders News on 13 August 2014. Read the article on the Flinders News website
Railway heritage worth the trip
David Palmer crossed the Nullabor last week, fulfilling a long-held ambition to see the Flinders Ranges while completing a special mission that ties together two historic railways.
"This was my first trip to the Flinders Ranges, but I’m already planning a second one", said David. "There’s no way to describe it really, turning around the bend and there in front of you there’s this ancient landscape".